Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spaghetti Squash with Garlic

Recipe from Everyday Food Magazine
Husband-Tested in Alice's Kitchen
Serves 4

Those of you who are looking for something that will replace high carb pasta, here's the perfect thing! Try this with Chicken Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (recipe on this blog) for a healthy, but very tasty dinner. If you are looking for another way to prepare spaghetti squash, try Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Herbs & Hazelnuts (recipe on this blog.)

2 spaghetti squash (2 pounds each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, slivered
Coarse salt and ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With a fork, prick squash in several places. Place on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until soft to the touch, about 1 hour.
When cool enough to handle, halve squash crosswise. Scoop out seeds; discard. Holding squash half over a wide bowl, use a fork to scrape the flesh into long, thin strands.
In a large skillet, heat oil over low heat. Add garlic; cook until fragrant and just starting to color, about 5 minutes. Add squash; season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, until squash is very hot, about 5 minutes.

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